Front cable hanger clearance, or Got a spare fork?
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    Front cable hanger clearance, or Got a spare fork?

    I'm almost done building my first cx bike. The frameset is a Cannondale 58cm XR800 from maybe five years ago, with a cut-down 1" steerer. I've got a 1-1/8" Ritchey Comp stem on it with a shim and a maybe 4mm spacer and a cable hanger for a 1" steerer also acting as a spacer. (You can't see the 4mm spacer under the flared hanger, but it's there.) It's a tight fit:



    Any of you have close-up photos of how you've dealt with this situation? I will try to find another hanger tomorrow. I guess I just need a deeper-drop hanger, or one with less adjuster and a shorter cable stop. Any of you have a 1" cross fork with a 220mm or longer steerer you'd sell? This one is a Kinesis aluminum.

    Thanks,

    Morgan

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    First, that's an odd hanger. The ones I use (orded from QBP) have about a cm more drop, which helps a lot. You might also try to run the cable hanger turned just a little to the side, which is what I end up doing in order to get the stem low enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the seamus
    First, that's an odd hanger. The ones I use (orded from QBP) have about a cm more drop, which helps a lot. You might also try to run the cable hanger turned just a little to the side, which is what I end up doing in order to get the stem low enough.
    Thanks. With the current hanger I'd have to rotate it at least 45 degrees to get it to clear. I get you: with a lower-profile hanger I may still have to rotate it a bit, and that's fine. Will hit all the local bike shops tomorrow. Trying to make my first race next weekend. I guess Cannondale only made a 1"-steerer cx bike one year, then switched to 1-1/8" like everyone else.

    Can anyone in the Oakland, CA (USA) area help a brother out?

    Morgan

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    Better option?

    From the Cannondale website. Item's 3 and 4 will bolt into the hole in the crown of your fork moving the stop down closer to the brakes.

    Cannondale cable stops

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    I have a solution. I'll take picture and post this evening......

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    Here's a possibility...

    An earlier poster was having somewhat the same problem, and I showed him this hanger. You could either get a barrel adjuster that will fit into the end of the "noodle", install an inline cable adjuster or run top-mount brake levers, most of which have their own adjusters.

    If your LBS doesn't have this particular hanger/noodle, they can get it out of the QBP catalogue.
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    yeah and if those hangers dont have enough drop get this one:

    http://www.interlocracing.com/cablehanger.html

    i think cyclocrossworld sells them

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    Thumbs up Schwab also has one

    Schwab also carries a long cable hanger:

    http://www.schwabcycles.com/cgi/wc.d...og~DETAIL~1935

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    i have the same problem....im currently using one of the hangers with the noodle...that works ok.... i have also had a hanger like yours, and just ran the cable up and over the top of the stem, and then into the slightly turned hanger. a little weird but it works.... appears that mark mccormack runs his cable like that.

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    Another option

    Use a front brake setup that doesn't need a cable hanger. I use an old Shimano XT V-brake, with one of those cam-pully devices that lets me use a standard (non long pull) brake lever.

    Works great, and no compromised front brake cable housing runs needed.

    Ryan

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    Much better & cleaner looking solution

    what i did was to get another rear cable hanger and mount it between the stem and the stem plate. this is an old pic though where i grinded off some material to make the hanger fit infront of the stem plate....

    no using a truvativ 4-bolt pattern stem
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    The noodle solution should work. (That sounds like something a Japanese Dr. Frankenstein would say - Igor, prepare the noodle solution!) You can have the noodle
    turned a little to the left or right to improve the cable
    run. Or with a slightly deeper drop cable hanger, you could
    run the cable over the stem and down to the hanger.

    In the good old days of rigid MTBs, it was common to have
    a drilled stem that acted as the cable stop, or a cable stop and a pulley under the stem - I have an old Salsa quill stem with a pulley on an MTB. This arrangement would work great for cross bikes, but I wouldn't want to drill modern lightweight stems, and threadless stems with a pulley are quite rare. And you still need to have an adjusting barrel somewhere, though inline adjusters or brake levers take
    care of that.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyb
    yeah and if those hangers dont have enough drop get this one:

    http://www.interlocracing.com/cablehanger.html

    i think cyclocrossworld sells them

    jeremyb
    MAN! are they PROUD of that hanger or what?? $30?!

    No thanks!

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    I've moved back to NoVA. PLEASE change the weather!

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    I ended up getting a 1-1/8" dropped cable hanger at Velo Sport in Berkeley, CA the next day:



    Using 1/8" stuff on a 1" steerer is a minor hassle, but otherwise it worked fine.

    Morgan

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